Monday, October 31, 2016

Champagne and Mars Bar 2016








As usual the turn out for anything that includes liquor and chocolate, they come out of the wood work.
Thanks to all of the Soiled Sport Trail Running group for making our Saturday mornings an event  to get our asses out of bed.
As of now, we will run Medway Trail for the winter months, and kick off the 2017 trail running season in March.


Monday, October 3, 2016

The Biggest Small Race

The Turkey Trot 
A London Pacer tradition that keeps on growing that has a 2K Cross Country that attracts hundreds of young runners as well as their parents.
Followed by a very competitive 6K All Age Cross Country Race.
Monday October 10th - Thanksgiving Morning
Registration starts at 8:30 am 
The 2K race is only $5.00 per person
The 6K race is only $6.00 per person
Arrive early to register as the turnout last year had over 500 runners
Race Start Times:
2K: 10:00 am
6K: 10:30 am
For more details go to London Pacers Web Site

Monday, September 19, 2016

Getting out of running the Vulture Bait the hard way


Another one bites the dust at Meadowlilly!
It seems that Meadowlilly Trail is not only beautiful and challenging but it is a bone crusher too.
As you can see, Terry is being nursed by Barb after a miss step on the trail and broke a bone in his foot.
He was accompanied by a couple of fellow trail runners to St. Joe's emergency department and I am sure they were greeted warmly with their muddy shoes and rain soaked running attire.
We seemed to stray away from a couple key points in our motto:
  • No Charge
  • No Support
  • No Sympathy
We here at Soiled Sport head office will let it pass this time but from here on in you better shape up!
PS:
Terry, there is no refund on your Vulture Bait entry, so you better learn to run in a cast.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

More reasons we need to have Komoka Trails

Lani Running the Marathon in Rio

Thanks to all of you who have taken a couple minutes out of your day to write to Parks Ontario (aka Parking Lot Ontario)
This is a letter to Ms.Card from Lani's mom and fellow Soiled Sport trail  runner, Mary Lou.
Dear Rhonda,

I have lived in London, Ontario since 1989, having moved here from Windsor, On.

As you know, or if you are not aware... Windsor is flat.

One of the most beautiful things about London, are the trails and forests.

I have run in Komoka trails since I moved here, as well as my children, and other family and friends.

My daughter Lanni Marchant would use Komoka to train for cross country and track and field.

She just raced the 10k and 46 hours later, the Marathon at the Rio Olympics , representing Canada and London, Ontario proudly. 🇨🇦

Now you have basically closed the park. Parking fees? Really?
Not sure who this helps, certainly not the public .

I raised 7 children on my own, in London, without child support. They have all become incredible athletes , my oldest was on the National Team with Skate Canada in singles and pairs. My second youngest graduated last year In a Masters Program at University of Detroit Mercy, on a full scholarship in track and field.

And then now Lanni, an Olympian.

They all ran in the Komoka trails.

I'm glad to have enjoyed the trail before you did this. I can't afford to run there now. Now I have 5 grandchildren who will not be able to enjoy the park and trails.

What will other families do?

This is sad beyond words.

You should reconsider this decision .


Sincerely,

Mary Lou M.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

When will they ever learn? Don't invite us over!!


Eric's home after having the Soiled Sport Trail Runners over after a run on Saturday

The wrecking crew.
Eric after kicking out the last of the trail  runners.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Bound for Rio



GO Lani GO
Marylou and daughter are Rio bound to cheer on her daughter Lani who is running the 10,000  and the marathon for Team Canada.
As you can see Play Dirty...Run Trails is on all the best runners vehicles.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wednesday Evening Trail Location Change


New Trail Location as of August 1, 2016
Due to the recent closure of the free use of Komoka Trails, we here at Soiled Sport have decided to move the Wednesday evening trail run to a new location, Kains 'West' Trail.
Please note that on Wednesday evenings we will start at the trail  entrance off of Westdell Bourne Road. This location has ample road side parking and easy access to the west end of the Kains Wood trails. Please note the map above to orientate yourself if you are directionaly challenged.
With its location only a km from the Komoka trail, it will still allow you the same travel time to navigate the road construction you have already been accustomed to.
Please note the start/finish is NOT at Warbler Woods as we do on Saturday morning runs.
If you have not called or e-mailed Ms.Card at Parks Ontario about the recent pay to park when using the Komoka trails, I hope you will take the few minutes to do so. Her contact info is in the last weeks blog post listed below. 
Let's at least go down swinging.